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Saturday 16th July 2011

Icon For Hire weigh in with 'Scripted' album

NEW ALTERNATIVE rock/modern pop trio Icon For Hire have their debut album 'Scripted' released by Tooth & Nail on 23rd August. The project by the Decatur, Illinois-based band fronted by female singer Ariel is produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Philmont). Said Swedish-born Ariel, "We started up as being a rock band, which is something that will never change, but we had the chance to put over the top production elements that we never had the budget or skill set to do before. Throughout the sessions for 'Scripted' we found ourselves developing heavy and brutal in-your-face moments, but also a pop sensibility. There's a tension really between heavy rock and pop, but never at the expense where it would overshadow the rock side. The pop part is like the sprinkles on top of a cake, but the actual cake is rich, dark and heavy." CR

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Posted by Micah in Michiagan @ 04:21 on Jul 22 2011

I pre-ordered this album at one of their shows and I can't wait for it to come out. Icon For Hire is definitely a new favorite band of mine.

Watch out Paramore. You've got some stiff competition.

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